New Faculty

The Department welcomes –

September 2017

Dr Chris Hansman

Dr Hansman joins the department as an Assistant Professor of Financial Economics.

He holds a BS in Mathematics and Economics from The University of Chicago and a PhD from Columbia University.

Dr Hansman focuses on empirical research in household finance and public economics, with a particular interest in the role of information asymmetries in credit markets.  He has written on the mortgage market, health, and the US money bail system, and his work has been covered in press outlets such as Vox and the Atlantic.

January 2017

Dr Savitar Sundaresan

Dr Sundaresan joins us as an Assistant Professor of Finance.

His research focuses on information collection, aggregation, and dissemination in financial markets and the real economy. Recent work has focused on using costly informational acquisition to explain patterns in financial uncertainty, belief dispersion and polarisation, price informativeness, and institutional investment patterns.

Dr Sundaresan has an A.B. in Philosophy and Mathematics from Harvard, an M.S. in Logic, Computation, and Methodology, from Carnegie Mellon, and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia.

September 2016

Professor Tarun Ramadorai

Professor Ramadorai joins the department as Professor of Financial Economics.

Professor Ramadorai has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College, an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. Prior to his role at Imperial College Business School, Tarun spent over a decade at the University of Oxford.

He has a broad range of research interests in the areas of asset pricing, international finance, and household finance. He is greatly interested in finance and economics issues in emerging markets, with a particular focus on India. He has published on these topics in a range of scholarly journals in Finance and Economics. In addition to his academic work, Tarun has taken on several advisory roles in the area of financial regulation and policy in both India and Europe.

Dr Claudia Custodio

Dr Custodio joins the department as Associate Professor of Finance.

Dr Custodio comes to us from the Nova School of Business and Economics where she has held the position of Assistant Professor within the Department of Finance since 2014.

She was awarded her PhD from LSE and has maintained her connection there acting as Research Associate for the Financial Markets Group since her graduation in 2010. After graduating Claudia spent time in the US working within the Department of Finance at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University before moving back to her native Lisbon

Claudia’s focus is Corporate Finance and her work has been published several times in top rated journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies.

Dr Rajkamal Iyer

Dr Iyer joins the department as Associate Professor of Finance.

Prior to his appointment Dr Iyer held the post of Associate Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Dr Iyer’s research focuses on the area of banking and contract theory, with a particular interest in understanding the role of interbank markets in the provision of liquidity. Recent research projects include examining the factors that mitigate depositor incentive to run on banks and examining how market participants overcome frictions in contracting.

He holds a BA and an MA in economics from Bombay University, an MSc in economics and finance from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in finance from INSEAD.